Lawmaker favors innovation over litigation in legislation addressing clean water

Chabot’s legislation dovetails with a new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty.” The report documents “EPA power grabs,” which have increased dramatically in just the past few years. William Yeatman, an assistant director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) who authored the report, says the EPA has largely usurped what should be state functions.